Is the shift actuator part of the transmission control module?
4 months after having the TCM (transmission control module) replaced our
car is having the same issues (shuddering, no start, stuck in gear, slipping
while in gear, high revving, etc)... We are being told that the problems are
being caused by the shift actuator and not the TCM and that it is not
covered under the warranty and will cost us $2500. Is the shift actuator part
of the TCM and can a bad one cause the above symptoms?
There are two shift actuator motors which are inside of the tcm which you say have already been replaced. The only other parts are the clutch motors which are outside of the TCM and they do not cost anywhere near $2500. Should be less than $900... Could an expert respond?
This sounds like it is a clutch actuator. I would ask for part numbers from the dealership to clarify.
My daughter took car in for the TCM recall. They called and told us the transmission actuator was also bad. Apparently, the actuator is a wearable part and even though the transmission is now warrantied to 100,000 Miles. Car only has 83,000 Miles. The wearable part is not covered and it will take 2 hours of labor to replace it. Even though my understanding is that you to have to remove the actuator to replace the clutch! What a rip off!!!!!!!! Last for our family will own. Learn how to treat your customers. Toyota here we come!!!!!
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